The Universal(TM) SL-2000/3000 from Park Products (St. Petersburg, FL) is a high-speed semi-automatic stepper-driven label applicator. It prints p-s labels up to 6" W at speeds to 3ꯠ"/min, with ±025" accuracy.
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Tabor-Coat(TM) from Federal Paper Board (Charlotte, NC) provides a cost-effective alternative to UV coatings. This new high-gloss coating is applied in-line during offset printing and works with most substrates, including SBS, SUS, and CCNB.
Norwegian dairy stlandsmeieriet Hedmark Trrmelk is first to use aseptic system to produce 1/4-L gabletops of coffee creamer. New system lengthens shelf life by 50% and triples output of prior extended shelf life equipment.
Model 15-DLX is the latest two-station, semi-automatic shuttle heat sealer from Zed Industries (Vandalia, OH). Sealing now takes place over the tray system to minimize required floor space to 26" x 66" and facilitate quick change-overs.
To eliminate difficulties associated with label application to tapered containers, Auto Labe (Ft. Pierce, FL) has developed a semi-automatic labeler that applies crescent- shaped labels to small, tapered, round containers.
The DKR digital AC servo drive from Indramat (Hoffman Estates, IL) is for converting equipment such as unwinding/rewinding, rotary die cutting and flexographic presses that require up to 93 kW (125 HP) continuous motor power at up to 10ꯠ rpm.
In December, Heaven Hill introduced three 750-mL "Single Barrel" premium aged Kentucky straight bourbon whiskeys, each in a decorative glass container placed on a special gift carton and sold throughout the year.